April 02, 2005

Memory Eternal

May God grant a peaceful repose and joy in the light of His Presence to his servant John Paul.

One in six people on the planet mourn the loss their spiritual leader. Everyone on every other blog has much more profound things to say about the passing of His Holiness. As I watched the extended BBC news coverage from Rome this evening, I could not help but tear up at times.

I realised that within the space of a year, the two leaders who are responsible more than any others for the reshaping of the world through the dissolution of the Soviet bloc and the defeat of Eastern European communism, Ronald Reagan and Karol Wojtyla, have passed from it. If you look at their backgrounds, it becomes obvious how God can take those from the humblest of origins and use them to change the world.

Posted by david at April 2, 2005 10:11 PM

Never has a pope of Rome been so loved by so many non-Catholics.

Posted by: Michael at April 3, 2005 03:51 AM
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